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Adam Lindsay Gordon
Poet, Horseman
1833 - 1870

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Adam Lindsay Gordon's grave at Brighton Cemetery

Adam Lindsay Gordon's grave

THE
POET
GORDON

DIED JUNE 24. 1870
AGED 37 YEARS


QUESTION NOT, BUT LIVE AND LABOUR
TILL YON GOAL BE WON;
HELPING EVERY FEEBLE NEIGHBOUR,
SEEKING HELP FROM NONE.
LIFE IS MAINLY FROTH AND BUBBLE
TWO THINGS STAND LIKE STONE -
KINDNESS IN ANOTHER'S TROUBLE.
COURAGE IN YOUR OWN.

YE WEARIE WAYFARER

On the three remaining sides of the monument are the following inscriptions:
SEA SPRAY
AND
SMOKE DRIFT
ASHTAROTH BUSH BALLADS
AND
GALLOPING RHYMES

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ADAM LINDSAY GORDON
POET AND HORSEMAN
TETHERED HIS HORSE TO THIS HITCHING POST
DURING HIS RESIDENCE IN BRIGHTON 1869-70
A SHINING SOUL WITH SYLLABLES OF FIRE
WHO SANG THE FIRST GREAT SONGS
THESE LANDS CAN CLAIM (KENDALL)
PRESERVED AND DEDICATED TO HIS MEMORY BY
THE UNITED LICENSED VICTUALLERS ASSOCIATION
20TH OCTOBER 1945

In additions to the monuments above, other tributes to Gordon can be found around Victoria and beyond.